The finance department of the parish of Saint-Charles receives the national budget prize for the 10th consecutive year – L’Observateur

HAHNVILLE – For the 10th consecutive year, the Finance Department of St. Charles Parish has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2022 budget by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

“The St. Charles Parish Finance Department is incredibly honored and humbled by this award, our 10th consecutive GFOA Distinguished Budget Presenting Award,” said Chief Financial Officer Grant Dussom. “It is truly a testament to all the hard work and dedication the finance department puts forth day in and day out, and I couldn’t be prouder of this department for once again receiving this incredible recognition.”

This award is a significant achievement for St. Charles Parish and the Department of Finance as it demonstrates commitment to upholding the highest principles of government budgeting. The Ministry of Finance had to meet nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation to receive the award.

The guidelines are designed to assess the extent to which an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communications device. Budget documents must receive a proficiency score in all four categories and 14 mandatory criteria to receive the award.

GOFA advances excellence in public finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research to more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.

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